question on formatting/styling when pasting  
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chaskamn





PostPosted: Sat Mar 12 17:21:40 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> question on formatting/styling when pasting

I just received a new computer with XP (previously I had win98),
Everytime I copy/paste , for example, AOL to excel, aol to word, explorer to
excel etc. it always keep the original formatting from the other program. Is
there a setting to force the paste to automatically confine to the program's
format?

So if I'm copying something from AOL to word, I want word to override AOL's
font and size.

I know I can do this individualy by clicking the paste icon and select
match destination formatting, but it's an annoying extra step that wasn't
there in 98.
I tried the help section but couldn't find an answer, that's how I found
this board.
Thank you

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Suzanne





PostPosted: Sat Mar 12 17:21:40 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> question on formatting/styling when pasting You can use Paste Special as Unformatted Text.

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Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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> I just received a new computer with XP (previously I had win98),
> Everytime I copy/paste , for example, AOL to excel, aol to word, explorer
to
> excel etc. it always keep the original formatting from the other program.
Is
> there a setting to force the paste to automatically confine to the
program's
> format?
>
> So if I'm copying something from AOL to word, I want word to override
AOL's
> font and size.
>
> I know I can do this individualy by clicking the paste icon and select
> match destination formatting, but it's an annoying extra step that wasn't
> there in 98.
> I tried the help section but couldn't find an answer, that's how I found
> this board.
> Thank you
>

 
 
Peter2005





PostPosted: Sun Mar 13 08:13:01 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> question on formatting/styling when pasting Hello
Thanks for you response but it's just another way of what I'm doing now by
right clicking on the paste icon and selecting match formatting. It's still
an extra step that wasn't there in previous word and excel versions.

It doesn't look like there is a setting anywhere for this, I copy and paste
quite often so I'll guess I'll have to get used the 'new feature'



> You can use Paste Special as Unformatted Text.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>


> > I just received a new computer with XP (previously I had win98),
> > Everytime I copy/paste , for example, AOL to excel, aol to word, explorer
> to
> > excel etc. it always keep the original formatting from the other program.
> Is
> > there a setting to force the paste to automatically confine to the
> program's
> > format?
> >
> > So if I'm copying something from AOL to word, I want word to override
> AOL's
> > font and size.
> >
> > I know I can do this individualy by clicking the paste icon and select
> > match destination formatting, but it's an annoying extra step that wasn't
> > there in 98.
> > I tried the help section but couldn't find an answer, that's how I found
> > this board.
> > Thank you
> >
>
>
 
 
Daiya





PostPosted: Sun Mar 13 10:02:40 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> question on formatting/styling when pasting You can record it as a macro and then assign the macro a shortcut key. For
how, see here:

Creating a macro with no programming experience using the recorder
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/macrosvba/UsingRecorder.htm

How to assign a Word command or macro to a toolbar or menu
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/AsgnCmdOrMacroToToolbar.htm

A little trouble to set up, probably worth it.


DM






> Hello
> Thanks for you response but it's just another way of what I'm doing now by
> right clicking on the paste icon and selecting match formatting. It's still
> an extra step that wasn't there in previous word and excel versions.
>